The BayesMendel Software Library for Predicting Inherited Genetic Susceptability to Cancer

A library of software tools to calculate the risk that an individual carries an inherited deleterious mutation of a known cancer gene. The calculation uses input from the individual?s family history of cancer specified in the form of a pedigree. The algorithm is based on a close adaptation of work of Parmigiani et al (AJHG 1998, see reference below). The library is written in the statistical programming language R , distributed by the ?R Foundation for Statistical Computing? ( and includes the ability of producing Mendelian risk prediction, not previously available, for hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC) genes. Description (Set) Proposed Use (Set) The software can be used for research projects and in genetic counseling clinics.

Inventor(s): Parmigiani, Giovanni

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